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Event Name
ACAS Flatwater Skills Award 
Organisation Type
State 
Organisation Name
South Australia 
Event Start Date
08-04-2017 
Event Start Time
13:30:00 
Event End Date
09-04-2017 
Event Finish Time
16:00:00 
Location
Aquatic Reserve Bower Rd West Lakes 

Is non-financial member registration allowed?
Yes 
Participants Gender
ALL 
Maximum number of Participants
12 
Type of Event
Education 
Accepting Entries
Yes 

Who is responsible for the overall event?
Canoe SA 
Organiser's Email Address
sa@canoe.org.au 
Event Registration Manager
David Heard 
Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
sa@canoe.org.au 
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Registration Fee Amount
180.00 
Normal Closing Date for Registration
06/04/2017 
Final Closing Date for Registration
06/04/2017 
Event Description

ACAS Flatwater Skills Award 

 

1.5 day course

 

Saturday 1.30-4.30 

 

Sunday 9-4 

 

Award definition

Holders of the Flatwater Skills Award have demonstrated that they can competently paddle a kayak and/or canoe during a trip, as part of a group of peers, on flat, sheltered, undemanding water. This Award, or equivalent skills and knowledge, is a pre-requisite to becoming a Flatwater Guide or Instructor.

Pre-requisites

Senior First Aid, Working With Children Check, Background Check, Play By The Rules

 

Skill Component

  • Demonstrate the ability to control a craft in moderate conditions on flat, sheltered water.
  • Launch and land efficiently
  • Paddle the craft efficiently in moderate winds:
  • forwards, backwards, sideways and turning
  • using correct forward, reverse, draw and sweep strokes
  • Show efficient use of low supports
  • Capsize and swim craft ashore
  • Competently participate in simple rescues as rescue and rescuer
  • Competently accept a tow.

Knowledge Component

  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and navigate a 3-hour flatwater paddle:
  • Store, operate and maintain appropriate safety equipment
  • Select appropriate equipment and clothing with consideration of sun sense and hypothermia
  • Navigate a 3-hour flatwater paddle
  • Interpret weather for a flatwater environment.

Experience Component

Produce a verifiable log showing at least six trips of a minimum of three hours duration.

Communication Component

Demonstrate the ability to maintain effective communication with a group.

 

More Information

For more information, please visit the Australian Canoeing Education website (http://education.canoe.org.au/) or the Canoe SA Education webpage (http://sa.canoe.org.au/education/).

 

 


Event Website
http://sa.canoe.org.au/education/ 
 

Registered User(s)

Name Club
Chapple, Sara Non Member
Stewart, Cameron Non Member